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Feb. 17, 2019, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Of the files submitted under the Programme, redress has been awarded in 1,326 cases for physical and/or psychological torture and in 1,366 cases for sexual violence" (27). Information is refferring to sexual violence cases under the internal armed conflict (CCS-CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 15, 2019, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"I would say that about 80% of the married women I have worked with have been victims of marital rape." (para. 17).
Feb. 14, 2019, 10:48 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Rape was a problem. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, there were 108 registered cases of rape or attempted rape from January to June 2017" (35). "According to the Interior Ministry, from January to November authorities registered 533 pedophilia and related crimes, including 76 cases of rape of prepubescent children, 173 cases of sexual violence against minors and prepubescent children, 250 cases of sexual intercourse and sexual molestation of minors under age 16, and 34 cases of sexual molestation of minors, and identified 396 victims of these crimes" (37).
Feb. 8, 2019, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"ape was a widespread problem. Authorities prosecuted only a small percentage of rape cases since victims seldom reported rapes due to societal pressure, particularly because attackers were frequently close relatives. . . . Information on convictions was not available" (page 20).
Feb. 7, 2019, 7:20 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Finnish police told AFP they received 1,400 reports of sexual offences against children in 2018" (para. 5). "'Nationals of Iraq, Afghanistan and Estonia are the largest foreign-background groups by number (in these statistics),' Pekka Heikkinen from the Finnish National Police Board said. However, the highest year this century for reports of sexual offences against children was in 2011, before the arrival in Finland of a record 30,000 migrants during the migration surge of 2015-16. Then, almost 1,700 reports were made to police, with foreign-born suspects in seven percent of cases" (para. 17 - 19).
Feb. 6, 2019, 2:48 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
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"According to the latest World Health Organization figures, 77 percent of women and girls stated they had been victims of sexual violence" (Pg 14).
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"According to National Secretariat for Children and Adolescents, there were more than 400 cases of sexual abuse of minors in the first half of the year" (page 21). "During the year the Attorney General’s Office reported 1,318 cases of sexual abuse against children, compared with 1,698 cases in 2014" (page 24). "CODEHUPY and other NGOs documented widespread trafficking in persons, rape, sexual harassment, and physical abuse among women in indigenous communities. Perpetrators were often neighboring workers and employers from ranches and farms" (page 27).
Feb. 1, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Ten percent of women age 15-49 reported that they have experienced sexual violence at some point in their lives, and 7% reported that they had experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months (Table 15.4). Five percent of women had experienced sexual violence by age 18, including 2% who had experienced sexual violence by age 15 (Table 15.5)" (292).
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:55 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
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"Shock and outrage followed when the medical charity Doctors Without Borders announced that 125 women and girls had been raped, whipped and clubbed over 10 days last month in a dramatic spike in sexual violence [...] They were attacked as they made the long walk to a food distribution site in Bentiu, in Unity state" (para 3). "While some aid groups have quietly questioned whether all 125 people in the Doctors With Borders report were raped, they do not dispute that the problem has become grave" (para 5). "The 18-year-old was not included in that report, and the real toll of sexual assault is not known" (para 6).more
Jan. 17, 2019, 3:09 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"[Olga Isaza of Colombia, Unicef's deputy representative in Peru] said that between 2011 and 2017, the public health system attended 14,325 births to girls under 15. In addition, in 2015 the National Registry of Identification and Civil Status registered 1,538 newborns to mothers between the ages of 11 and 14 years. 'In 71 percent of the cases, the fathers of these newborns were older than 18, which confirms the sexual abuse underlying these pregnancies,' Isaza said" (para. 18, 19).
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In 2012 alone, 50,617 rapes were reported in the country" (para 4).
Jan. 4, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"'Some women are actually forced by their family to marry their rapist for a question of honor,' Mardam-Bey explained. Although no statistics can be found on how many women are affected in the country, around three women per week reported sexual abuse in 2016, according to the Internal Security Forces" (para 3).
Jan. 2, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
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"There was no comprehensive database on the incidence of sexual violence, but NGO groups claimed rape continued to be underreported . . . Rape remained a taboo and underreported subject. Convictions for sexual violence were far below the number of actual incidents. A March study by the Tunisian General Labor Union’s National Commission of Working Women indicated that 32 percent of all women experienced some kind of physical violence, 28.9 percent experienced psychological violence or harassment, 15.7 percent suffered sexual violence or exploitation, and 7 percent experienced economic violence, including financial exploitation, extortion, or deprivation of money or the necessities of life. A large portion of violence against women occurred...more
Dec. 21, 2018, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In its 2016 report, the independent Tunisian Organization against Torture (OCTT) noted 153 registered cases of torture and mistreatment of prisoners or detainees, including cases of suspicious death under detention, rape, and unlawful detention" (page 2). "There was one reported case of rape and sexual abuse by government agents during the year" (page 3).
Dec. 21, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Chile
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"Graph 17 shows the prevalence of sexual violence experimented by women in their lifetime. It is worth noting that the figure for women who declare to have suffered sexual violence some time in her life ascends to 6.3%" (14). The percentage for women who declared to not have suffered sexual violence is of 93.7% (CCS-CODER COMMENT). "Graph 18 shows the prevalence of sexual violence experimented by women in the last 12 months. It is worth noting that the percentage of women who declare to have suffered from sexual violence ascends to 1.8%" (14). The percentage of women that have not suffered from sexual violence in the last 12 months is...more
Dec. 14, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"One in five Malawian girls is a victim of sexual violence, as is one in seven boys, according to the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF. Its survey found that most abusers are people that children trust and are related to, such as uncles, stepfathers and fathers" (para 24).
Dec. 1, 2018, 2:20 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Around one in 10 girls under the age of 18 have experienced forced sexual intercourse or other unwanted sexual acts" (para 8).
Dec. 1, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"On paper, Japan boasts relatively low rates of sexual assault. In a survey conducted by the Cabinet Office of the central government in 2014, one in 15 women reported experiencing rape at some time in their lives, compared with one in five women who report having been raped in the United States" (para 9). "In 2016, the most recent year for which government statistics are available, the police confirmed 989 cases of rape in Japan, or about 1.5 cases for every 100,000 women" (para 60).
Dec. 1, 2018, 2:11 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The woman -- one among the thousands who were raped during the multilateral conflict involving various Serbian and Croat entities with Bosnia and Herzegovina -- was repeatedly raped during an attack on her village of Orahova in 1992, according to media reports" (para 2). "Estimates by various human rights groups suggest that up to 60,000 women -- mostly Muslim Bosniaks -- might have been raped by Bosnian Serb soldiers" (para 3).
Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Government statistics on violence against women were incomplete, and human rights organizations had little confidence that official statistics were comprehensive or captured the magnitude of the problem" (page 54). "A study released by Hacettepe University in January found that, on average, 35 percent of women experienced physical violence at least once in their lives, while 12 percent experienced sexual violence" (page 56). "According to the Turkish Statistical Institute, child abuse cases increased by 6.2 percent from 2013 to 2014. In 2014 there were 1,377 documented cases of sexual abuse of boys and 9,718 of girls" (page 60).
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:34 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"At least 78 American tourists were raped in Jamaica over a six-year period, an alarming 2011-17 report by the US State Department has revealed. Just last year, 12 of the sex assaults were reported in the Caribbean country, half of which occurred inside gated resorts, according to the US Embassy" (para 1, 2). "In January, the State Department said in a travel warning: 'Exercise increased caution in Jamaica... sexual assaults occur frequently, even at all-inclusive resorts. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents'" (para 19, 20).
Nov. 16, 2018, 1:34 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Almost every woman I spoke with experienced sexual violence in North Korea" (1). This is a quote from Lee So Yeon, a North Korean activist, at minute 3:26 in the film (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Land confiscations displace women and leave them vulnerable to trafficking, violence, and exploitation. Violence against women increases as a result of increased drug use, as addicts become more violent and desperate to sustain their habit. Women can also fall prey to exploitation, abuse and violation due to the absence of men, who leave villages to fight in conflict, become migrant workers or succumb to drug addiction, and an influx of foreign investors, who use their temporary status in the community to rape, or trick women into living with them on the project sites outside of wedlock promising marriage, only to leave once the project has finished, taking no responsibility" (page...more
Nov. 13, 2018, 9:18 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

The reported rape rate per 100,000 total population in 2004 was 1.78. This rate reflects the number of police recorded offenses (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 7, 2018, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Violence against women in Turkey has increased in the past decade - 40% of women report sexual or physical abuse" (para. 4). "3,000 men accused of assaulting an under-18-year-old" (para. 12).
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"According to police in 2012, minors filed two-thirds of the more than 5,000 complaints of sex crimes. The most common offense against minors--more than 50 percent of the cases--was molestation. Approximately one-quarter of those complaints were for rape" (para 171)
Nov. 2, 2018, 2:25 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In Benin, more than 75 percent of women are victims of violence, and 44 percent are sexually abused" (para 1). This lifetime rape rate can be converted to a yearly estimated rape rate of 480.60 per 100,000 total population. This conversion was made using a formula commonly used in epidemiology to convert a cumulative rate into a rate for a specific time (in our case 1 year). It is important to note that this estimate excludes any male rape victims (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 2, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The deputy prosecutor general reported 726 sex offenses against children were committed in the first seven months of the year" (page 31).
Nov. 1, 2018, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
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"Women are raped and sexually abused so often in North Korea that 'nobody thinks it's a big deal', a landmark report has found" (para 1).
Oct. 31, 2018, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"And 3.1 million women have reported being sexually harassed within the past three years. Experts believe the actual figure is probably higher because many such crimes frequently go unreported, with women reluctant to come forward" (para. 64).